Hanami on the Quad

March 30th, 2016 from 12:30 pm

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Celebrate the Japanese custom of Hanami (flower viewing) while the Cherry Blossom trees (sakura) on the quad are in bloom. Hanami celebrations usually involve a picnic party with friends and family- eating, drinking, playing, and listening to music with the backdrop of cherry blossom trees.

The quad Yoshino cherry trees were first planted around 1939 at the Washington Park Arboretum and moved to UW campus in the 1960s. Cherry blossoms represents the beauty of the temporary nature of life. They serve as a visual reminder of how precious and precarious life is.


When: Wednesday March, 30th

Meet up location/time: Husky statue in front of the HUB at 12:30 or find the group in the quad

Who can go: Open to all

What to Bring: A picnic lunch, a blanket (or something to sit on) and, if you are feeling generous, snacks to share!


*It may be common to drink alcohol at Hanami celebrations but due to the U.S. open container law, no alcohol will be allowed at this event